How to flip an image in Adobe Photoshop





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Whether you’re looking to fix your mirror selfies or just want an inverted version of an image, Adobe Photoshop makes it easy to flip images, both horizontally and vertically. We’ll show you how.

With Photoshop, you can flip your entire images, entire layers, or select areas on your photo. You can flip horizontally and vertically in all of these cases.

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How to flip an entire image in Photoshop

First, on your Windows or Mac computer, open the folder containing the photo you want to flip. Right-click on that photo and select Open With> Adobe Photoshop to open the photo in Photoshop.

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<p>Your photo will appear on Photoshop’s main interface.</p>
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To display the available flip photos, in the Photoshop menu bar, click on “Image”, then hover over the “Rotate image” option.

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<p>In the “Rotate image” menu, click “Flip canvas horizontally” to flip your photo horizontally, or click “Flip canvas vertically” to flip your photo vertically.</p>
<p>To correct a mirrored selfie, choose the option “Flip the canvas horizontally”.</p>
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And that’s all. Photoshop returned your photo.

Advice: To undo flipping your photo, press Ctrl + Z (Windows) or Command + Z (Mac).

A photo returned in Photoshop.

Before closing Photoshop, be sure to save your flipped photo. To do this, click File> Save As on the Photoshop menu bar.

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<p>You are now ready to share your still photo wherever you want.</p>
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If you only want to flip a specific area of ​​your photo and not the entire photo, use Photoshop’s selection tools to select your area and then flip that area.

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To do this, in Photoshop’s left sidebar, click either “Rectangular Marquee Tool” or “Elliptical Marquee Tool,” depending on how you want to select the area of ​​your photo.

Activate a selection tool in Photoshop.

When the tool is selected, use your mouse or trackpad to select the area you want to flip over your photo.

Select the area to flip on a photo in Photoshop.

Once you’ve made a selection, on the Photoshop menu bar, click “To modify”, then hover over the option “Transform”.

In the menu “Transform”, select “Flip horizontally” to flip the selected area horizontally, or select “Flip vertically” to flip the selected area vertically.

Select a flip option from the "Transform" menu in Photoshop.

You will see that Photoshop has reversed the chosen part of your photo.

A photo with an upturned area in Photoshop.

And that’s how you flip parts of your photos in Photoshop!

How to flip a layer in Photoshop

To flip the content of a specific layer in Photoshop, all you need to do is select that layer and then choose a flip option.

Do this in the panel “Layers” to the right of Photoshop, select the layer you want to flip.

If there is a lock icon next to your layer, select your layer and click the lock icon at the top of the panel “Layers”. This will unlock your layer so you can flip it.

On the Photoshop menu bar, click “To modify”, then hover over the option “Transform”. In the menu “Transform”, select “Flip horizontally” to flip your layer horizontally, or select “Flip vertically” to flip your layer vertically.

Choose a flip option in the "Transform" menu in Photoshop.

Photoshop will return the contents of your selected layer, leaving everything else as is.

An inverted layer in Photoshop.

And this is how you flip your images using various options in Photoshop. Very useful!


Are you using an iPhone, iPad or Android phone and looking to flip pictures? If so, there are ways to return photos directly to your device itself; you don’t need a desktop computer to do it!

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